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Monday, 12 November 2012 - 8:09
Loss due to the walikada clash 10 million rupees; Pay compensation to those affected; UNP requests.
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Prisons Commissioner General C. W. Kodippili says that the loss caused by the clash at the Welikada prison is 10 million rupees.

Speaking to our news team, the Commissioner General said that that it had become necessary to do repairs from the prison's main gate.

Elaborating on the subject Prisons Commissioner General C. W. Kodippili stated as follows:

The three-member committee report appointed for probing the incident is scheduled to be available within the next few days.

Steps were taken for handing over to relatives the bodies of 19 prisoners killed in the incident after the relevant  post-mortem was performed.

Meanwhile police media spokesman SSP Prishaantha Jayakody told our news team that presenting submissions to court with regard to the incident was due today.

Police media spokesman's office said that among the detainees killed in the incident were Mohamed Wije-rohana alias Gundu,  Malith Sameera Perera alias Konda Amila  and also Manju Sri Harshana who had killed the monks at the Kotte Rajamaha Temple.

In addition the police media spokesman's office said that among the persons killed  were also Thushaara Chandana alias Kalu Thushaara involved in a number crimes and a divorced husband of a film actress.

However our news team inquired from Prisons and Reforms Minister Chandrasiri Gajadheera with regard to the disappearance of prison detainees and firearms in coincidence with the clash.

26 persons injured in the clash are still receiving treatment as indoor patients at the Colombo National hospital.

A Colombo National Hospital spokeswoman said that among these were three police STF personeel, one army soldier, and 22 prisoners.

The spokeswoman said that several more surgeries are scheduled to be performed on police STF commandant DIG R. W. M. C. Ranawana.

The Colombo National Hospital spokeswoman said further that the condition of the DIG was improving.

Meanwhile the report of the three-member committee appointed for probing the Welikada Prison clash is scheduled to begin recording statements today.

Meanwhile the UNP request that steps be taken for granting compensation for all groups whose members have been killed or injured owing to the incident at the Welikada prison.

Issuing a communiqué, UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake, said that the Government should take action to ensure that such incidents were not repeated in the prisons in the future.

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